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June 23, 2017

PC based CNC

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kenn Anderson @ 10:14 pm

Nova Systems is working with a PC based CNC software package. This software runs on a properly configured, PC of your choice.  We suggest using an Intel product as the drivers have been tested with those processors.  Other than that, there are no requirements for special computer hardware.  Depending upon needs, there are CPU to hardware bridges available for bringing in encoders, override pots, etc. This system is perfect for small machine tools and other small automated equipment. Please call Kenn Anderson at 414-771-4800 for more information.

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January 24, 2017

DC Drive Replacement

Filed under: Obsolete Drives,Uncategorized — Tags: , , — novaadmin @ 9:01 pm

Nova Systems recently completed replacing a failed, obsolete DC motor drive on an Aluminum extruder. This drive was connected to an unusually designed DC motor with a series-connected field coil. Nova was able to find a creative solution to control this existing motor with a modern Carotron Blazer DC drive, while replacing a minimum of external components. This minimized expense and down-time to the customer.

We were able to achieve this while only having an incomplete set of schematics, largely not written in English.

If you have an old or obsolete DC motor drive that needs to be updated, Nova Systems can help.

Contact Ben Otto at 414-771-4800 Ext 1122 or webinfo@novasystemsinc.com.

December 2, 2016

Service Work on Old Equipment

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , — novaadmin @ 12:06 am
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Nova Systems receives frequent service call requests for work on old or obsolete equipment.  Over the years, Nova has acquired test equipment, software, over 100 different cables and experience that allows our engineers to be able to help service a variety of equipment and manufacturers, old or new.  The following examples involved Omron and Allen Bradley. (more…)

October 21, 2016

Nova Team Welcomes Ben Otto!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — novaadmin @ 7:27 pm

Nova Systems has hired Ben Otto as Application Engineer.  Ben recently graduated from UW-Madison with a dual degree in Electrical Engineering and Theatre.  Ben has assumed many roles in theatre production, including Master Electrician, Master Carpenter, Lighting Designer, and Actor.  Through his time in class and in theatre he has gained experience in troubleshooting and programming that makes him an exciting addition to the Nova engineering team.  Welcome, Ben!

September 23, 2016

Profinet Interface to ABB Motiflex e180

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — novaadmin @ 9:44 pm

The ABB Motiflex e180 is a high quality servo drive for motion control. However, for many customers, the options in networking such an exceptional drive over Profinet have been limited. Interfacing the e180 over Profinet with a gateway is thing of the past. Nova Systems has successfully developed a working Profinet network, interfacing the ABB Motiflex e180 servo drive and a Siemens PLC.

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February 20, 2016

Robotic Arm motor drives

Filed under: Obsolete Drives,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — novaadmin @ 4:56 pm

Once again, robust mechanics will outlive the electronics. So, does one throw out the old for the new? In many cases, Nova can help renew original equipment. In a recent service project, we replaced obsolete Infranor motor drives with the latest Infranor product. The replacement drives were shipped next day from factory stock. The original equipment dated back to the 1995 era, but the new drives, with the help of Nova engineering, interfaced seamlessly between the existing motors and the existing Adept controller. Three days after receiving the drives, the system was running.

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December 31, 2015

Extruder Rotary Knife

Filed under: Obsolete Drives,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — novaadmin @ 6:13 pm

Some Goodman Rotary cutters were supplied with Baldor Flex Drives. Those drives are now obsolete. Nova has designed a retrofit using the new ABB Motoflex e180 motion control drive.

For a retrofit of Goodman or other knife drives, contact us at 414-771-4800 or webinfo@novasystemsinc.com.

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